Make Grand View School #1 in the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge!

    Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge
    November 18, 2016 – November 25, 2016 all day
    Grand View School & Lyons Timber Mart locations
    Sault Ste. Marie
    Grand View School

    Grand View School is currently in 4th place…

    We are asking for the community’s help by donating used batteries to Grand View school in our run to win the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge!

    The contest runs from October 17, 2016 to April 21st, 2017

    The challenge is a competition between 125 elementary and secondary schools in the province of Ontario to see which schools can recycle the most batteries.

    The program aims to teach children and their families about the proper way to handle, store and recycle batteries at home and at school.

    The OSBRC schools have taken a pledge to recycle as many single-use batteries as they consume each year! The goal is to recycle an average of 1.36 kilograms for every student and staff enrolled at each school. 1.36 kilograms is what the average Canadian household accumulates in one year.

    So far our school has recycled 100% of our share!!

    Each participating school collects recyclable batteries including AA, AAA, C, D, 6V, 9V and button cell batteries made of alkaline-manganese, primary, lithium, silver oxide, zinc air and zinc carbon chemistries.

    Participating schools are awarded a point score based on the weight in kilograms of single use batteries collected by a school during the Challenge period averaged over the number of students and teachers at that school.

    The tops three schools share a percentage of a cash prize pool and 10% of the prize pool goes towards the Sick Kids Foundation.

    It’s an awesome way for the students to learn about the importance of battery recycling, for the community to keep the landfill free of batteries and for the school to potentially receive a monetary prize. The added bonus is the Sick Kids Foundation benefits regardless of who wins the Challenge.

    Grand View School would definitely be appreciative if the community could help us move up the leader board by encouraging the community to drop off batteries at the following locations where they have a collection bucket for us. There are also buckets at the school for those who wish to take them to their work place to collect 🙂

    Grand View School
    Lyons Timber Mart locations

    Follow our progress on the leader board at this website:

    Feel free to email Karen Cormier at or call Grand View school 705-945-7148 if you have a substantial amount of batteries and we will arrange for pick up.